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Spiritualism in African Diaspora Religions

To: alt.lucky.w,alt.religion.orisha,alt.magick.tyagi
From: Christopher Warnock 
Subject: Re: Spiritualism in African Diaspora Religions
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2000 22:09:16 GMT

catherine yronwode wrote:

> The same retention of Congo elements in an ostensibly
> Spiritual-Christian church can be seen in those New Orleans Spiritual
> Churces in which Black Hawk figures as a spirit guide. Often, a bust
> statue of Black Hawk is kept in a bucket (equivalent to a Congolese
> nganga). Photos of two busts of Black Hark kept in buckets can be found
> in Jason Berry's book on Spiritual Churches in New Orleans, "The Spirit
> of Black Hawk, a Mystery of Inidans and Africans."

Here is a HCWR cite to Black Hawk,

"2993. ...But Black Hawk or some of those bad saints, you burn black
candles.  Black Hawk is supposed to be one of the old evil saints...he
was not infidel, but he did not believe they had a god, see. You burn a
black candle to him-Black Hawk...

2994...Black Hawk.  He was supposed to be an evil and mean saint,
see...He was one of those mean saints and he never would go-he's
practically-he was more infidel 'an anything else.  He never did believe
in the Gospel.  He never did believe that we had a Creator, see.  He
always did believe that when a man or woman would leave this earth, that
was all-no hell and heaven.  He always thought that the good and the bad
would dwell together anyways...

    ...Well, instead of praying to the Lord, they tell you to pray to
the devil in place of the Lord.  See, he's evil, you have to pray to
evil.  The devil's supposed to be the god for the evil and the Lord
supposed to be the god for the good.  Well, instead of serving the Lord,
you will tell all your complaints to the devil instead of the Lord.

(Is Black Hawk the same thing as the devil?)

Absolutely, he's one of the devil's servants."

HCWR at 863.

Christopher Warnock, Esq.
for Renaissance Horary & Electional Astrology
& Magical Timing

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